{"id":6930640453,"title":"Indian Jeweled Flower Mantis (Creobroter pictipennis)-Free flies-Educational and FUN!","handle":"indian-flower-mantis-creobroter-pictipennis-free-bonus-educational-and-fun","description":"\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eYou will receive:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e(1) Healthy Indian Jeweled Flower mantis now... (L-4 to L-5) eating well and strong.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eFree Bonus container of Melanogaster Fruit Flies (this is their main food source)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eTo help be prepared when your mantis arrives:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWill you need a Habitat?  You can click on this link:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/insectsales.com\/products\/mini-forest-habitat-with-aged-bark-forest-floor-moss-coconut-fiber\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003eMini-Forest Habitat\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWill you need Fruit Flies?  You can click on this link:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/insectsales.com\/collections\/fruit-flys-and-fruit-fly-supplies\/products\/fruit-fly-starter-culture-drosophila-melanogaster-wingless\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003eMelanogaster Fruit Flies\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/insectsales.com\/collections\/fruit-flys-and-fruit-fly-supplies\/products\/copy-of-bulk-hydei-fruit-flies-drosophila-hydei-flightless-you-get-100-plus-flies\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003eMelanogaster Bulk Fruit Flies\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eKeep the small container of flies in your fridge and only feed 4 to 5 flies every other day.  These flies should buy you enough time to find a stable food source for your mantis.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eWe sell Melanogaster Fruit Fly Cultures. If you would like to order both at the same time please email us for combined shipping.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Flower Mantis is a great hunter and full of energy. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eNymphs have an upturned abdomen as seen in our photo.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eAdults have a large yellow spiral eye spot on their fore wings. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe last picture is an adult Indian Jeweled Flower Mantis seen here for display purposes only\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eYou may want to add a tiny live plant to your container for the mantis ie. (Small spider plant).  This will help calm him. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Indian Flower mantis (Creobroter pictipennis) is a beautiful flower mantis with a mostly white body and green and brown stripes on its legs. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eAdults are known for the eye-shaped white spot in the middle of their mostly solid green wings, which they use to scare off predators. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThey are great for beginners, since they are known to be hardy and easy to keep and breed! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Indian Flower mantis is a small species, only growing to around 1.5 inches as adults. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eWhen they're first born, nymphs are mostly black and look almost like ants.  In a few days they start changing to a lighter brown color.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eNymphs will molt approximately every two weeks; the time between molts gradually increases as the mantids get closer to adulthood.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eDuring molting, a mantis hangs upside down, sometimes shaking, and eventually wiggles out of its skin.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eIt takes seven molts for a female to reach maturity, and six molts for males. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThey can tolerate a fair range when it comes to temperature and humidity. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eIndian Flower mantises are native to the tropical rain-forests of Asia, so they generally need warm, humid conditions to thrive.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThey are pretty hardy, and should do fairly well as long as you keep them between 73°F and 75°F, and at least 60% relative humidity.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eKeep in mind...they can play dead when they feel threatened.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eLOOKING AFTER YOUR MANTIS: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eNever feed your mantis more than 5 fruit flies at any given time.  Too many flies will stress him out. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Indian Flower Mantis (Creobroter pictipennis) should be kept in an enclosure that is at least 3 times as tall as the mantis is long, and at least 2 times as wide as the mantis is long.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eBecause this species is fairly small it is easy to find a suitable enclosure. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eIndian Flower mantises kept in mesh or screen cages should have their enclosures misted twice a day to maintain proper humidity.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eNot only that, but misting the enclosure also allows the mantis to drink.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eMost mantises do not like getting sprayed directly, so it is best to try and spray around the mantis, but if you get them a little wet by accident, it is usually no big deal.  Use spring water, distilled water, or water filtered by reverse osmosis (RO), but do not use plain tap water. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThese mantises do not have a problem actively pursuing prey insects, as long as they are in close enough range to chase down. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe enclosure must also have adequate ventilation, and some kind of material on the ceiling of the enclosure which will allow the mantis to hang upside down during molting, as well as an empty space at the top which is at least 2 times the size of the mantis.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eIndian Flowers do best in a living vivarium with live plants and isopods who will act as a sort of \"clean up crew\" by breaking down the mantis's waste and food scraps, thereby reducing the build up of mold and bacteria that can make your mantis sick or even die. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eWe sell isopods (pill bugs, sow bugs) Please check out our store. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eTHIS MANTIS IS NOT NATIVE TO THE U.S. AND IS \u003cu\u003eNOT\u003c\/u\u003e TO BE RELEASED OUTDOORS! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003ePhoto credits go to Andrew Mitchell\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"We Quick Ship At Insect Sales.com\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/WE_Quick_Ship2.fw_139a5c19-8b07-4b4e-a962-0bb461f307f9_compact.png?v=1470159405\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2019-11-24T14:52:45-12:00","created_at":"2016-12-31T18:07:19-12:00","vendor":"Insect Sales.com","type":"Indian Flower Mantis","tags":["Asian 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style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eYou will receive:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e(1) Healthy Indian Jeweled Flower mantis now... (L-4 to L-5) eating well and strong.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eFree Bonus container of Melanogaster Fruit Flies (this is their main food source)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eTo help be prepared when your mantis arrives:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWill you need a Habitat?  You can click on this link:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/insectsales.com\/products\/mini-forest-habitat-with-aged-bark-forest-floor-moss-coconut-fiber\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003eMini-Forest Habitat\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWill you need Fruit Flies?  You can click on this link:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/insectsales.com\/collections\/fruit-flys-and-fruit-fly-supplies\/products\/fruit-fly-starter-culture-drosophila-melanogaster-wingless\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003eMelanogaster Fruit Flies\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/insectsales.com\/collections\/fruit-flys-and-fruit-fly-supplies\/products\/copy-of-bulk-hydei-fruit-flies-drosophila-hydei-flightless-you-get-100-plus-flies\" style=\"color: #2b00ff;\"\u003eMelanogaster Bulk Fruit Flies\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eKeep the small container of flies in your fridge and only feed 4 to 5 flies every other day.  These flies should buy you enough time to find a stable food source for your mantis.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eWe sell Melanogaster Fruit Fly Cultures. If you would like to order both at the same time please email us for combined shipping.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Flower Mantis is a great hunter and full of energy. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eNymphs have an upturned abdomen as seen in our photo.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eAdults have a large yellow spiral eye spot on their fore wings. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe last picture is an adult Indian Jeweled Flower Mantis seen here for display purposes only\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eYou may want to add a tiny live plant to your container for the mantis ie. (Small spider plant).  This will help calm him. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Indian Flower mantis (Creobroter pictipennis) is a beautiful flower mantis with a mostly white body and green and brown stripes on its legs. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eAdults are known for the eye-shaped white spot in the middle of their mostly solid green wings, which they use to scare off predators. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThey are great for beginners, since they are known to be hardy and easy to keep and breed! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Indian Flower mantis is a small species, only growing to around 1.5 inches as adults. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eWhen they're first born, nymphs are mostly black and look almost like ants.  In a few days they start changing to a lighter brown color.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eNymphs will molt approximately every two weeks; the time between molts gradually increases as the mantids get closer to adulthood.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eDuring molting, a mantis hangs upside down, sometimes shaking, and eventually wiggles out of its skin.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eIt takes seven molts for a female to reach maturity, and six molts for males. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThey can tolerate a fair range when it comes to temperature and humidity. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eIndian Flower mantises are native to the tropical rain-forests of Asia, so they generally need warm, humid conditions to thrive.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThey are pretty hardy, and should do fairly well as long as you keep them between 73°F and 75°F, and at least 60% relative humidity.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eKeep in mind...they can play dead when they feel threatened.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eLOOKING AFTER YOUR MANTIS: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eNever feed your mantis more than 5 fruit flies at any given time.  Too many flies will stress him out. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Indian Flower Mantis (Creobroter pictipennis) should be kept in an enclosure that is at least 3 times as tall as the mantis is long, and at least 2 times as wide as the mantis is long.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eBecause this species is fairly small it is easy to find a suitable enclosure. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eIndian Flower mantises kept in mesh or screen cages should have their enclosures misted twice a day to maintain proper humidity.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eNot only that, but misting the enclosure also allows the mantis to drink.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eMost mantises do not like getting sprayed directly, so it is best to try and spray around the mantis, but if you get them a little wet by accident, it is usually no big deal.  Use spring water, distilled water, or water filtered by reverse osmosis (RO), but do not use plain tap water. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThese mantises do not have a problem actively pursuing prey insects, as long as they are in close enough range to chase down. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe enclosure must also have adequate ventilation, and some kind of material on the ceiling of the enclosure which will allow the mantis to hang upside down during molting, as well as an empty space at the top which is at least 2 times the size of the mantis.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eIndian Flowers do best in a living vivarium with live plants and isopods who will act as a sort of \"clean up crew\" by breaking down the mantis's waste and food scraps, thereby reducing the build up of mold and bacteria that can make your mantis sick or even die. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eWe sell isopods (pill bugs, sow bugs) Please check out our store. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eTHIS MANTIS IS NOT NATIVE TO THE U.S. AND IS \u003cu\u003eNOT\u003c\/u\u003e TO BE RELEASED OUTDOORS! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003ePhoto credits go to Andrew Mitchell\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"We Quick Ship At Insect Sales.com\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/WE_Quick_Ship2.fw_139a5c19-8b07-4b4e-a962-0bb461f307f9_compact.png?v=1470159405\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}
Indian Jeweled Flower Mantis (Creobroter pictipennis)-Free flies-Educational and FUN!

Indian Jeweled Flower Mantis (Creobroter pictipennis)-Free flies-Educational and FUN!

$ 21.75

You will receive: (1) Healthy Indian Jeweled Flower mantis now... (L-4 to L-5) eating well and strong. Free Bonus container of Melanogaster Fruit Flies (this is their main food source)   To help be prepared when your mantis arrives: Will you need a Habitat?  You can click on this link: Mini-Forest Habitat   Will you need Fruit Flies?  You can cl...

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